Tom Reynolds is an ambulance worker.
On any given day he can be attacked by strangers, sworn at by motorists, puked on, covered in blood and other much more unpleasant substances. He could help to deliver a baby in the morning and witness the last moments of a dying man in the afternoon. He deals with road accidents, knife attacks, domestic violence, drug overdoses, neglect and suffering.
And you think you're having a bad day at work?
Tom blogs about his experiences at the end of each shift. His Random Acts of Reality website has a huge following with over 30,000 visitors every day. He is an internet legend and a remarkable writer.
His first book, Sirens came out of nowhere to be a surprise bestseller in 2006. Readers were stunned by the stories he had to tell and impressed by the sheer quality of his writing. Critics who sneer at blogs-to-books have never read this one.
Sirens Volume 2 charts the past two years of Tom's life as an ambulance worker. He is tired, he is frustrated and he is more pissed off than ever but he still manages to capture the more moving, heartwarming and inspirational moments alongside the chaos.
©2009 Tom Reynolds (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Infinitely fascinating. Just the variety in this mans job makes this book very interesting. It had me hooked. The author really cares about his patients and his colleges and despite the tragedy this book left me smiling more often than crying. I now wave at ambulances every time I see one.
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